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Daily Life History

Sneakers

Activities

Make waffles!

You can either grab some frozen waffles and heat ‘em up, or make them from scratch from the below recipe.

Make sure an adult does all of the hot parts and handles any sharp objects.  If there are multiple children, take turns adding the ingredients.  

Before you eat your treats, look at the cooked waffle, is it smooth or bumpy? Think about how a smooth surface against water is very slippery – but how a surface shaped like a waffle would force water out the empty parts and allow the waffle bumps to contact the ground.

Recipe

2 eggs 

2 cups all-purpose flour 

1 ¾ cups milk 

½ cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white sugar 

4 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1

Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.

Step 2

Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

Where did sneakers come from?  How’d they get so popular?  And how did they get the name… “sneakers”? 

Listen to the short Who Smarted? episode for kids about Sneakers for free here!

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